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john kerry remained in the region. we get more tonight from nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: john kerry, with jordan's king abdullah at his side, stayed behind, wasting no time trying to deliver on the president's promise of a fresh start for middle east diplomacy. shuttling from the king to an afternoon meeting in amman with palestinian president mahmoud abbas, then a quick trip to jerusalem for dinner with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before returning to amman. kerry is also dealing with an even more urgent crisis for both israel and jordan. the war next door in syria. u.s. and israeli intelligence say the assad regime is poised to use chemical weapons. >> once you let that situation spin out of control, it's very hard to -- to stop, and can have enormous spillover effects across the region. >> reporter: the cia is already training selected rebel groups to guard against a takeover by more radical elements once assad falls. the regime's weakness was demonstrated again thursday, by a suicide bombing at a damascus mosque. killing a
? >>> overseas secretary of state john kerry delivered a blunt message to the government of iraq today. it was all about what's happening with syria and iran. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is with the secretary in baghdad. >> reporter: john kerry is the first secretary of state to come to iraq since hillary clinton in 2009. it's his first visit since he came as a senator at the height of the civil war in 2006. arriving today in secrecy, in the week when iraq saw some of its worst terrorist attacks in years to mark the tenth anniversary of the war. but kerry did not come primarily to discuss iraq. despite the smiles for the cameras, the secretary of state confronted iraq's prime minister maliki, accusing him of colluding with iran to prop up the assad regime by permitting almost daily weapons shipments from iran to syria through iraq's airspace. >> we had a very spirited discussion on the subject of the overflights. i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad. and his regime. >> repo
by his wife. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry met with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delicate transition to democracy, as the country prepares for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succeed. such an enormous investment of our treasure, our people, and our money in this initiative. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the world as a functioning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air space. u.s. officials believe iranian jets are carrying weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq have claimed the flights are for humanitarian purposes. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week, in not one but two cases. one of those cases is california's prop 8, of course. the other is based on whether the federal government can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages in states where they are legal. nbc bay area's brian mooar has this preview. >> reporter:
. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry med with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delegate and preparing for upcoming elections. >> we all want to see iraq succesuc succe succeed. such an. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the region as a functning democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq granting iran access to its air space. u.s. officials believe iranian jets are carrying weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq have claimed the flights are for humanitarian purposes. >>> still ahead, thousands on hand as pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass. but you might be surprised by his message today. >>> plus, rita moreno making an appearance as an east bay theater during a screening of one of her oscar-award winning classics. >>> a warm day in the bay area today. we managed mid 70s for highs. one of the changes we're seeing tonight, ahead of spring showers, coming back into the forec
and his wife were shot while driving through the east bay. >>> and secretary of state john kerry makes a stop in iraq. what he says the country's next step should be. >> announcer: nbc bay area news begins with breaking news. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. an active search is underway in half moon bay for a man last seen at the beach. the coast guard says the 22-year-old man was playing football at roosevelt beach with friends when he disappeared. he went into the water after the football and they haven't seen him since. his shirt and shoes there on the wae beach. no trace of the man. the coast guard has called in its helicopter. we'll keep you posted on the search for that 22-year-old man off of half moon bay. >>> in hayward, this afternoon, a family driving on a busy street ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time when shots were fired. the father in the car was hit and drove himself to the hospital. the shooting happened just a few hours ago at 2:40 this afternoon on tenson road. nbc bay area's monte francis is at the scene with more for us. hell
. >>> secretary of state john kerry has just arrived for an unannounced visit to kabul, afghanistan, for talks with president hamid karzai. earlier secretary kerry was not mincing words when it comes to the ongoing civil war in syria. the secretary made some of his harshest comments to date on sunday during an unannounced trip to meet with iraqi leaders in baghdad. he told iraq's prime minister the country must take steps to stop iran from using iraqi airspace as a means to ship weapons to syria. however, after talks described as spirits, no breakthrough was achieved. >> anything that supports president assad is problematic and i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad. >> talks also focused on iraq's transition to democracy as it prepares for upcoming elections at a time when violence is on the rise. >>> back here in the u.s., we're watching a lot of weather. bill karins here with a look at the northeast. you say you're promising this will be the last time. >> it has to be, right? >> i hope you're right. >> ten inc
of the school in disgrace. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in afghanistan on an unannounced visit to see president hamid karzai. his visit come insiincides with over of a prison. the bagram military base is the only prison in afghanistan under u.s. control. after lengthy negotiations, u.s. officials reached a deal with afghan leaders to transfer control of the prison while ensuring dangerous prisoners would not be released. >>> as the u.s. supreme court prepares to tackle the issue of same-sex marriage, supporters will gather to rally in support. castro and market street and march to san francisco city hall for a rally. justices will consider whether states can deny same-sex couples the right to marry and whether the federal government can refuse to recognize married same-sex couples. daniel lee on capitol hill where people are already lining up for a seat in the court. >> reporter: people camping outside the supreme court bundled up, are waking up covered in snow. they have been waiting for days for a chance to see whether justices will strike down the laws limiting the rights of
. >>> john kerry met with afghani president hamid karzai during a visit to afghanistan today. kerry's visit was meant to coincide with the hand over of the last u.s. controlled prison to the afghan government. it's the only prison in afghanistan still under u.s. control. after lengthy negotiations, officials reached an agreement to transfer control of the prison. the deal includes assurances that dangerous prisoners will not be released. >>> we're hearing a different side of the sex abuse scandal involving former penn state football coach jerry sandusky, his own. the "today" show spoke to an independent filmmaker who interviewed sandusky in jail. during the taped interview, sandusky commented on the testimony of mikecqueary, one of the prosecution's key witnesses. >> i think there's a lot of things that transpired. i think these investigators, the way they went about business, his story changed a lot. >> this has been a rush to judgment from the very beginning and i know that i'm going to get attacked from everybody because nobody wants the truth. >> filmmaker john zeigler is trying to prov
morning to you. >>> we begin with a surprise visit by secretary of state john kerry who is there to urge nuri al maliki to insure that flights are not carrying weapons to syria. secretary kerry was in jordan and swrurl where he talked with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu about the israeli-palestinian peace process. >>> pope francis is taking part in his first palm sunday service. tens of thousands turned out in st. peters square to pray with the pope for the start of the holy week. he arrived in an uncovered car and then preside over the mass from an altar on the steps of st. peter basilica. hug it out. there you go. >>> police in london are investigating the death of a russian tycoon who was a fierce critic of president vladimir putin. chemical hazard police are searching boris's london home after he was found dead inside. the cause is still unknown. boris fled to britain in 2001 after having a falling out with putin who was granted political asylum there two years ago. >>> the bodies of two sky divers who went missing after a jump have been found in florida. crews started sea
, parents and a sister. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry made a stop in iraq today. kerry met with iraq's prime minister for what was described as a very spirited discussion. they talked about iraq's delicate transition to democracy and as the country prepares for upcopping elections. >> we all want to see iraq succeed. this is such an enormous investment of our treasure, our people, and our money in this initiative. the world has an interest in seeing iraq take a leading role in the region as a fungtsing democracy. >> the talk also focused on iraq, granting iran access to its airspace. u.s. officials believe iranian jets are fighting weapons and fighters to support the syrian government. iran and iraq claim the flights are for humanitarian purpose. >>> an italian court is set to decide tomorrow whether to overturn the acquittals of knox and her boyfriend. they were cleared of the murder of meredith kercher back in 2011. nbc's duncan gulstani has more from england. >> reporter: tomorrow amanda knox will find out if she must once again sit in an italian courtroom, or whether he
. savannah? >> we are following breaking news in afghanistan. secretary of state john kerry is making an unannounced city of kabul after visiting iraq on sunday. andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. secretary kerry just arrived and, as you know, it was a difficult relationship with afghan's president karzai. officials on the plane say that kerry knows him well, has seen him five times -- has been to afghanistan five times as a senator and believes they can get past the difficulty, the friction of when karzai told the secretary of defense that he believes that america is conspiring with the taliban. they believe they can get past that. they know it will not be a smooth transition but they are here to work on all of those issues, the political and security issues. they are aware and supportive of karzai's statement that he is going to start working on talks eventually with the taliban and eventually the state department officials say will be direct talks with the taliban as long as they have laid down their ar
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